When I was little, my older sister and I would compete to see who could hold our breaths for longer. She always won, and by a wide margin too, but...Learn More
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Last month alongside a few fellow guides of Orion river rafting I had the pleasure of guiding a trip with American Rivers down the Skagit River to celebrate the 50th...Learn More
Years ago I worked with the Quileute Indians on a flood estuary survey to return trapped trout, steelhead and salmon back to the river. The Calawah would run dry in...Learn More
When she handed my husband Nelson the two cold beers, plus six fresh eggs from her chickens and a small bundle of firewood, I almost fell to my knees and...Learn More
As long as there are young men with the light of adventure in their eyes or a touch of wildness in their souls, rapids will be run. –Sigurd Olson This...Learn More
My river moment was seeing the delight and awe on my sons’ faces when they went through their first set of rapids ever. My husband and I adopted our sons...Learn More
There are some places in this country’s great outdoors that have become quintessentially “American” – the mighty Grand Canyon, the granite rock faces of Yosemite, the forests of the Blue...Learn More
Each evening we would fall asleep blanketed by a billion stars and soothed by the rushing river waters. Safely tucked in our sleeping bags, my husband and I and our...Learn More
The Heart of the World is located at the confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers in Canyonlands National Park. The tradition is to drink whiskey at the confluence and...Learn More
When I reflect upon my experience floating down the Salmon River, I think about what it was like to fall asleep beneath dozens of shining stars. I am reminded of...Learn More